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|Mon, 11-08-2010 - 12:32pm|
everything shrinks in a recession besides our GDP, investment portfolios now it is toliet paper rolls. I thought the other day we were going through toliet paper faster... guess it isn't my imagination. In Fortune Magazine they have a chart showing how Scott 1000 in 1995 was 4.5"x4.5". In 1999 they trimmed the size to 4.5 by 4.1 and called it a softness enhancement. In 2006 the size dropped to 4.5 x 3.7 when a pattern was added. Now they have reduced it again 4.1 x 3.7 claiming the " 10% strength product enhancement." Scott's 1000 have reduced the height of their product from 9" to 8.2" so they can get more on truck reducing their fuel costs 12-17%!
Cottonelle Double Rolls are 4.2 inches wide but their sheet count went from 308 to 260 last Februrary.
Angel Soft Double Rolls went from 4.27 inches wide and 352 sheets to 4.0 inches wide and 300 sheets in April.
Charmin ultra soft big roll went from 4.27 inches wide and 200 sheets to 176 sheets in July.
Quilted Northern Soft and Strong Double Rolls went from4.5 inches/ 286 sheets to 4.0 inches and 242 sheets in Sept!
How about that for Monday morning trivia!!!!!!!!
Anybody seen the tube less rolls from Scott yet?
Did you notice your roll sliding on its dispenser?:smileyvery-happy: